[X Newbies] Managing Web Images

Vincent Cayenne vcayenne at mac.com
Wed Feb 4 22:23:26 PST 2004

At 9:09 PM -0500 2/4/04, Alex wrote:
>JPEGs saved in Internet Explorer's scrapbook do, indeed, have the 
>.jpg file name extension, therefore Finder and other applications 
>assume they're JPEGs, and they try to handle them as JPEGs. But if 
>you look at their type code, you discover it's not JPEG but WAFF 
>(which stands for Microsoft's Web Archive File format). In other 
>words, they're not straight JPEGs, but rather JPEGs wrapped in a 
>special envelope. So it's no suprise that iPhoto or GraphicConverter 
>can't open them -- these applications were not designed to open 
>WAFFs, and don't recognize the format. (Photoshop Elements and 
>Photoshop do, because they were designed to look for JPEG hidden 
>inside some files.)

Perhaps WAFinspec 
<http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19038> can get the 
picture out - it's free. I've never tried it.
'tis as said. [Reality is defined by being described]

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